Business Studies

WHY STUDY BUSINESS STUDIES?

No matter what you do in life you will work for a business, be it your own or someone else’s! Following a GCSE in Business Studies will provide you with a unique insight into the world of work.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

Through its study, you will discover how businesses operate and learn about their key elements and essential business functions. You will gain business knowledge, understanding and skills, looking at current events in local, national and global contexts. You will also look at running a small business, the employees, marketing, production and finance. Learners also consider business ethics and the impact of business on the environment. You will develop as an independent learner and will be encouraged to use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts from opinions, form arguments and make informed judgements.

This course prepares students for further study of business and business-related subjects, including A-level Business Studies and beyond. If you are a budding entrepreneur or looking to be successful in the future then this is the course for you.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The Business Studies Exam Board is OCR and consists of two units as follows:

Content
Overview Assessment Overview Assessment Overview
Business Activity
Marketing

  • People Business 1:
  • 80 Marks
  • 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Section A: Multiple choice questions
  • Section B: Short, medium and extended response style questions which use stimulus material that draws on real business contexts.
  • 50% of total GCSE
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Influences on business

The interdependent
nature of business Business 2:

  • 80 Marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Section A: Multiple choice questions
  • Section B: Short, medium and extended response style questions which use stimulus material that draws on real business contexts.
  • 50% of total GCSE

For further details of this course see Mr Illingworth, Leader of Business Studies.

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